Following the success of the Returners programme Network Rail Property is now accepting applications for 2019 intake.

The paid programme is up to 24 weeks and commences in September 2019. There are 6 placements available, 4 x Surveyors, 1 x Accountant and 1 x Website developer.

At Network Rail we recognise that there are times when you may need to take a break from your profession and know that trying to return to work in the same industry after time out can be tough and daunting. We appreciate that individuals like you are a great asset to the organisation and can bring with you enriched experience and knowledge from your time out. The Property Returner programme is designed with you in mind.

Hear from Christine and Rachel about their experience joining the returners programme.

Christine Hobday, Senior Surveyor
Rachel Thrower, Development Surveyor

Who are we looking for?

Whilst mainly seeking surveyors of all levels and specialisms, Network Rail also has an opportunity for an accountant to work within the Property function.

We employ a wide range of surveyors from planning and development to general commercial practice. As a surveyor at Network Rail you will provide property advice and guidance on a range of property issues to support the delivery of a challenging programme of project works to deliver a safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable rail service.

To be eligible for the programme you will need:-

  • To have had a career break from the profession: of 2+ years (either out of the workforce or in a field or profession outside of property surveying or finance).
  • An interest in reducing industry costs, improving the passenger experience and creating great places for people, businesses and communities across the country.
  • Previous property surveying experience.
  • MRICS Qualified/Membership (at any level).

Available locations

 

As an Accountant in Network Rail Property you will be accountable for a full Profit & Loss account, managing a dynamic business partnering relationship and providing end to end financial control and governance. Property finance roles are varied, energetic and provide a lot of autonomy to improve the deliverables for the role in a really flexible way.

To be eligible for the programme you will need:-

  • To have had a career break from the profession: of 2+ years (either out of the workforce or in a field or profession outside of property surveying or finance)
  • An interest in reducing industry costs, improving the passenger experience and creating great places for people, businesses and communities across the country.
  • Previous accounting experience.
  • Part/fully qualified accountant.

Available locations

As a Website Developer in Network Rail Property you will be accountable for leading and managing the technical development of the Network Rail website and microsites managed by corporate communications, creating quality coding of an exceptionally high standard. In addition, you’ll be responsible for managing, monitoring and applying relevant patches to safeguard website security. Network Rail Property has an ambitious plan for the next funding period, so it is a really exciting time to join the team.

 

To be eligible for the programme you will need:-

  • To have had a career break from the profession: of 2+ years
  • An interest in reducing industry costs, improving the passenger experience and creating great places for people, businesses and communities across the country.
  • Previous digital experience.

Available location

Milton Keynes – vacancy reference IRC2154732 closing date Monday 5 August 2019.

About the programme

During your placement you will have the opportunity to learn more about Network Rail’s business, priorities and projects while progressively taking on more responsibility as you’re ready. The programme is intended to bring your industry knowledge and skills back up to speed and to provide you with support back into the workplace.

The programme starts with a comprehensive induction and a period of shadowing. You will have a buddy in their immediate team and a mentor from the wider business to ensure that you can settle into your role in a quick and stress-free way. You will also have the support and guidance of the HR team for additional training and development needs.

Flexible working can be considered, subject to a commitment of a minimum of 21 hours a week. You will need to be within reasonable commuting distance to the location you are applying for.

We hope to pipeline all successful candidates into roles in the business, dependent on roles available and success in the programme.

Salary varies depending on the role and location. The programme is up to 24 weeks.

Hear from Jo and Grace about the returners programme.

Jo Lewington, Programme Mentor
Grace Rogers, Senior Resourcing Business Partner

Apply now